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Come and manifest the favour

God hath to our ransomed race. Come, Thou Advocate and Saviour !

Manifest Thy wondrous grace. 3 Save us in Thy great compassion,

O Thou Prince of peace and love! Give the knowledge of salvation;

Raise our hearts to things above By Thine all-sufficient merit,

Every burdened soul release : By the shining of Thy Spirit,

Guide us into perfect peace.

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of man,

Phil. ii. 6, 7. L M 1

Belov'd, ador'd Immanuel, Who didst, before all time began,

In glory with Thy Father dwell.
2 We sing Thy love, who didst in time

For us humanity assume;
To answer for the sinner's crime,

To suffer in the sinner's room.
3 The ransomed church Thy glory sings;

The hosts of heaven Thy will obey ;
And, Lord of lords, and King of kings,

We celebrate Thy blessed sway.
4 A servant's form didst Thou sustain,

And with delight the law obey ;
And then endure amazing pain,

While all our sorrows on Thee lay.
6 Blest Saviour ! we are wholly Thine,

So freely lov'd, so dearly bought;
Our souls to Thee would we resign,
To Thee subject our every thought

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Col. iii. 3. 113th M. GERHARD.

Translated by J. WESLEY. 1

The heights and depths of love divine,
With thankful hearts to Thee we sing ;
To Thee our longing souls aspire,
In fervent flames of strong desire;

Come, and Thy sacred unction bring. 2 All things in earth, and air, and sea, Exist, and live, and move in Thee :

All nature trembles at Thy voice :
With awe e'en we Thy children prove
Thy power: 0 let us taste Thy love;

So evermore shall we rejoice.

3 O powerful Love, to Thee we bow, Object of all our wishes Thou;

Our hearts are naked to Thine eye. To Thee, who from th' eternal throne Cam'st emptied of Thy glory down,

For us to groan, to bleed, to die. 4 Be heaven, even now, our souls' abode; Hid be our life with Christ in God;

Our spirit, Lord, be one with Thine: Let all our works in Thee be wrought, And filled with Thee be all our thought,

Til in us Thy full likeness shine.

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Isaiah xliii. 2. 8.7.4. KELLY. 1 W :

THY those fears ? behold, 'tis Jesus
Spread the sails, and catch the breezes
Sent to waft us through the deep,

To the regions
Where the mourners cease to weep.

2 Though the shore we hope to land on

Only by report is known,
Yet we freely all abandon,
Led by that report alone;

And with Jesus Through the trackless deep move on. 3 Led by that, we brave the ocean ;

Led by that, the storms defy ;
Calm amidst tumultuous motion,
Knowing that our Lord is nigh;

Waves obey Him,
And the storms before Him ily.
4 O what pleasures there await us!

There the tempests cease to roar;
There it is that those who hate us,
Can molest our peace no more ;

Trouble ceases,
On that tranquil happy shore.

335 col. iii. 11.

L. M. C. WESLEY,

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Thou all-sufficient Love Divine ; Our strength-to quell the proudest foes,

Our light-in deepest gloom to shine! 2 Jesus, our All-in-all Thou art

Our rest in toil, our ease in pain :
The balm to heal each broken heart,

In storms our peace, in loss our gain : 3 In want, our plentiful supply ;

In weakness, our almighty power;
In bonds, our perfect liberty ;

Our refuge in temptation's hour : of Our joy, beneath the worldling's frown;

Our help and stay, whene'er we call;
In shame, our glory and our crown,
Our life in death our All-in-all.

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Eph. fil. 19. 8.8.6. C. WESLEY.* 1 YOD only knows the love of God;

O that it now were shed abroad
In every sinner's heart !
Our only care, delight, and bliss,
Our joy, our heaven on earth be this:

Be ours this better part.
2 Stronger His love than death and hell;
Its riches are unsearchable :

The first-born sons of light Desire in vain its depths to see; They cannot reach the mystery,

The length, and breadth, and height. 3 O love divine, how sweet thou art ! When shall we find our willing heart

All taken up by thee?
We thirst, and faint, and long to prove
The greatness of redeeming love,

The love of Christ so free.

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8.7.

C. WESLEY.

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Joy of heaven, to earth come down, Fix in us Thy humble dwelling,

All Thy faithful mercies crown. Jesus, Thou art all compassion,

Pure, unbounded love Thou art : Visit us with Thy salvation,

Enter every longing heart. 2 Come, Almighty to deliver,

Let us all Thy grace receive ; Suddenly return, and never,

Never more Thy temples leave.

Thee we would be always blessing,

Serve Thee as Thy hosts above;
Pray, and praise Thee without ceasing;

Glory in Thy precious love.
3 Finish, then, Thy new creation ;

Pure, unspotted may we be : Let us see our whole salvation

Perfectly secured by Thee: Changed from glory into glory,

Till in heaven we take our place; Till we cast our crowns before Thee,

Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

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L. M.

MEDLEY.

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And sing thy great Redeemer's praise; He justly claims a song from me,

His loving-kindness, O how free!
2 When trouble, like a gloomy cloud,

Has gather'd thick, and thunder'd loud,
He near my soul has ever stood;

His loving-kindness, O how good! 3 Soon shall I pass the gloomy vale,

Soon all my mortal powers must fail;
O may my last expiring breath

His loving-kindness sing in death.
4 Then let me mount and soar away,

To the bright world of endless day;
And sing with rapture and surprise
His loving-kindness in the skies.

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Matt. xi. 28-30.

L. M.

WATTS. 1

Ye heavy-laden sinners, come;
I'll give you rent from all your toils,
And raise you to my heavenly home.

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